On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout. – more at History.com
ICE’s NJ spokesman has disturbing ties to hate groups: Emilio Karim Dabul was once editor for an anti-Muslim hate group, and published a piece for another anti-Muslim hate group, praising an Islamophobe (Star-Ledger editorial, following a research partnership with Southern Poverty Law Center)
The ad slamming Bob Hugin: Super PAC Patients for Affordable Drugs Action says Hugin doubled the cost of cancer drug as Celgene CEO. It gets more interesting: Under Hugin, Celgene slashed prices for the drug in Russia while raising them in the U.S.
Unholy Trinity: Trumpism, racism and profits: Blaming the hard times suffered by struggling whites on “undeserving” people of color – is as old as America. By Tim Koechlin of Montclair at Common Dreams
In deeply blue New Jersey, an unexpected battle for Senate. The Menendez problem that concerns many Democrats; The ethical cloud still hanging over him, the voters who see him unfavorably, a deep-pocketed opponent, negative ads, a stunning primary that weakens him. The Democratic Party doesn’t want to spend money here to save this seat. They may have to. (Corasaniti, New York Times)
I love this occasional column at New Jersey Globe by NJ fiber artist Amy Wilson. The aesthetics of a gold rush; watching cannabis and branding in the age of legalization, watching something shed its negative connotations
In the last few days, enough people in his life and in his Facebook fam told Tom Moran he really needed t write this incident up: A psycho threatened to kill me over this funky car. Montclair Police Department’s response: ‘Call us if he shoots you.’
State agency to partner with hospitals on housing initiative: matching funds for homes built near healthcare facilities
Legalizing marijuana in NJ: Where’s the bill, who benefits, who pays?
Six weeks after passage, Murphy has yet to make decision on aviation bills for Atlantic, Cape
NJ Transit fails the Beyonce test
Federal move could undermine Murphy clean-energy policies: Ruling by FERC that state subsidies of nuclear and renewable energy are ‘unjust and unreasonable’ could unravel a range of NJ energy initiatives
The history of the New Jersey Senate Presidency